Disney has announced “its most ambitious gaming initiative ever” – Disney Infinity, a multi-platform title featuring the beloved characters from Disney and Pixar in big sandbox environments.
Players will be able to scan interactive figurines in the image of the famous characters (look below for examples) to unlock a digital version of them in the game world. These characters will be available to play with in both the modes that were revealed: Playset and Toy Box.
The story-driven Playsets take place in distinctive environments with puzzles and challenges for the player to overcome. Each set has its own rules and is based on a specific Disney property. If you want to create your own experience using the environments and characters you scanned/unlocked – head straight to the Toy Box. This mode lets you do pretty much everything that pops into your imagination and make your own interactive worlds where everything is customizable.
“Disney Infinity introduces a new way to interact with the best of Disney on one game platform, both now and in the future,” said John Pleasants, co-president of Disney Interactive. “With this innovative approach to gaming, Disney Infinity will bring to life new characters, stories and environments from The Walt Disney Company over time in a way that will delight fans and gamers alike.”
Here is the exact list of features as described in the press release:
- Disney Infinity Interactive Pieces – Initially a line of 40 collectible interactive pieces will be introduced that allow players to expand and customize their play experiences.
- Disney Infinity Interactive Character Figures – Seventeen character figures will allow players to experience a variety of their favorite characters in true to property experiences and in “Toy Box” mode.
- Disney Infinity Base – When figures are placed on the Infinity base, they unlock the world and play experiences of Disney Infinity.
- Disney Infinity Power Discs – Interactive discs can be placed on the Infinity base to power up characters and “Toy Box” with unique powers, customizations and gadgets.
Below are a lot of screenshots and the announcement trailer that will give you a better idea of what Disney Infinity actually is, and what kinds of fun you can have with it (hint: family).